Group executive committee


In March 2013, Ben Kruger and Sim Tshabalala were appointed as joint chief executives.

  • Sim Tshabalala (47)
    Sim Tshabalala
    BA LLB (Rhodes), LLM (University of Notre Dame USA), HDIP Tax (Wits), AMP (Harvard)

    Joined the group in 2000, appointed to exco in 2001.

    Sim is a group chief executive of SBG, chief executive of SBSA, chairman of Stanbic Africa Holdings and Stanbic IBTC Bank, a director of Tutuwa Community Holdings and a director of BASA.

    Sim joined the group in 2000 in the project finance division of Standard Corporate Merchant Bank (SCMB). From 2001 to 2006 , he was managing director of Stanbic Africa, and from 2003, he served concurrently as deputy chief executive of PBB. He was appointed chief executive of PBB in 2006. In June 2008, he was appointed chief executive of SBSA. In 2009, he was appointed deputy chief executive of SBG. In 2013, he was appointed group chief executive of SBG.
  • Ben Kruger (55)
    Ben Kruger
    BCom (Hons) (Pretoria), CA(SA), AMP (Harvard)

    Joined the group in 1985, appointed to exco in 2000.

    Ben is group chief executive of SBG, and an executive director of SBSA. He is director of Standard Bank Plc, Stanbic Africa Holdings and IIF.

    Ben joined the group in 1985 taking up various roles in SCMB. In 1998, he was appointed deputy chief executive of SCMB and chief executive of SCMB in 2001. From 2006 to 2008, he held the position of chief executive of global CIB and assumed the position of deputy group chief executive of SBG in 2009. In 2011, in his capacity as deputy group chief executive, Ben assumed responsibility for both the CIB and PBB business lines. In 2013, he was appointed group chief executive of SBG.
  • David Munro (43)
    David Munro
    BCom PDGA (UCT), CA(SA), AMP (Harvard)

    Joined the group in 1996, appointed to exco in 2013.

    David is the chief executive officer CIB, SBG and SBSA.

    In 2003, he was appointed deputy chief executive officer of CIB, South Africa and in 2006 was appointed chief executive, CIB South Africa. He was appointed global head, investment banking in 2009 and chief executive, global CIB in 2011. David served on the group executive committee from 2003 to 2011. In 2014, he was appointed director, Standard Bank London Holdings Limited.
  • Simon Ridley (59)
    Simon Ridley
    BCom (Natal), CA(SA), AMP (Oxford)

    Joined the group in 1999, appointed to exco in 2013.

    Simon is the group’s financial director and an executive director of SBG and SBSA. He serves as director of Stanbic Africa Holdings as well as Tutuwa Staff Holdings and Tutuwa Community Holdings. In 2014, he was appointed director and chairman of both Standard Bank London Holdings Limited and Standard Advisory London Limited. He joined the group in 1999 as chief operating officer of SCMB and was appointed chief financial officer of the group in 2002.
  • Peter Schlebusch (48)
    Peter Schlebusch
    BCom (Hons) (Wits), CA(SA), HDip Tax (RAU), Dip Banking Law (RAU), AMP (Stanford)

    Joined the group in 2002, appointed to exco in 2013.

    Peter is the chief executive officer of PBB, group. Peter joined the group in 2002 as director, retail products. In January 2006, he was appointed as deputy chief operations officer. In September 2006, he was appointed deputy chief executive of PBB SA. In 2008, he was appointed chief executive of PBB SA. In November 2012, he was appointed chief executive of global PBB.

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